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Pregnancy After Uterine Artery Embolization Fibroid Treatment

March 3, 2012 1:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Uterine Fibroids are one of the most common anatomic findings encountered in reproductive-aged women.  Depending upon their size and location, fibroids, or myomata, can be responsible for a wide range of symptoms, including pelvic pain and heavy menstrual bleeding. When the fibroids grow to a degree that they press upon other organs such as the... Continue Reading

Can Birth Control Pills Treat Ovarian Cysts?

December 5, 2011 12:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Cysts of the ovaries are a common gynecologic problem throughout the world among women in their reproductive years.  The majority of these are benign, and often labeled as “functional” or “physiologic”. When ovarian cysts become large or painful, or when they persist, surgical intervention to remove them may be required, at times resulting in removal... Continue Reading

Behavioral Risks in Children Born from IVF

September 8, 2011 4:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Since the birth of Louise Joy Brown, the first baby born from in vitro fertilization (IVF) on July 25th, 1978, this reproductive technology has spread throughout the world. In fact, it is estimated that over 3,000,000 IVF babies have now been born worldwide! Despite the tremendous success that IVF has led to in helping countless... Continue Reading

Non‐Reproductive Risks in PCOS

June 4, 2011 9:32 am Published by 1 Comment

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is common in women with infertility who also have a history of irregular menstrual cycles. Most infertile women with irregular cycles will be found to have PCOS, and most women with irregular periods will need some form of treatment in order to conceive. PCOS is characterized by a variety of different... Continue Reading

Fertility Drugs and Ovarian Cancer Risk

March 5, 2011 11:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Despite the fact that most studies have found no strong link between the use of fertility medications and the risk of ovarian cancer, this controversial topic still receives much attention. Recently, Dr. A. Jensen and colleagues from the Danish Cancer Society have re‐examined this issue using data from over 54,000 women referred to all Danish... Continue Reading

Depression in Women with Infertility

December 9, 2010 11:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The relationship between depression and infertility is a complex one. It is common that couples express feelings of sadness, isolation, and outright depression in having to deal with their inability to conceive, especially at certain times of the year such as during the holiday season. It is thus critical for the entire team of caregivers... Continue Reading